beinArt presents "Memento Mori, Memento Amare" 10/21-11/12

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Postby mfaith on Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:17 pm

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Memento Mori, Memento Amare is a three-person exhibition featuring art nouveau body horror sculptures by Isabel Peppard, absurdist vanitas paintings by Beau White and neogothic etchings by Jonathan Guthmann.

Love and death have long walked hand in hand in the cultural imagination, and this exhibition brings together fresh, unconventional approaches to the subject alongside playful nods to tradition.
WHEN: Opens Saturday, OCT 21, 6pm – 9pm. FREE ENTRY! All 3 artists will be in attendance.
Exhibition runs until NOV 12.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombuch


Beau White (Melbourne, Australia) is a hyperrealist and figurative oil painter. Beau began his professional artistic career as a freelance illustrator in 2004, but his true passion lay in the creation of his own strikingly vivid paintings. Nightmarish imagery, absurdism and the grotesque are common threads throughout Beauʼs work. As a member of the BeinArt Collective, Beau has exhibited in Melbourne, Los Angeles and New York City.

Isabel Peppard (Melbourne, Australia) is a multidisciplinary artist who works across the mediums of film, sculpture and stop-motion animation. As a silicone technician she has worked with luminary local artists such as Sam Jinks, Adam Elliot and Patricia Piccinini. Her work in film has screened at top-tier festivals, including MIFF, Sitges and Annecy, and has been broadcast on national television. Her short film Butterflies won the Dendy award at the Sydney Film Festival and received an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts award nomination. Through her diverse practice, Isabel creates rich narrative imagery that explores themes of love and psychological pain, emotional viscera and the monstrous feminine.

Jonathan Edward Guthmann (Melbourne, Australia) works in a variety of mediums. Although Jonathan has held numerous solo exhibitions in Melbourne and southeast Queensland, he has gained notoriety in recent years for his meticulous, satirical drawings of phalluses on newspapers, published by Drawing Dicks on the Herald Sun on tumblr. For the last three years Jonathan’s preferred technique has been intaglio printmaking, a traditional method of manual printing. Jonathan also works with pigmented inks, charcoal, graphite, conte and oil paints, often mixing these mediums with a unique approach to create distinctive works. Jonathan has an academic background in theology, and his passion about this topic greatly influences his creative life: his work is often saturated with existential themes, deeply symbolic motifs, allegories and metaphors.


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